13 June 2012

SPAIN : 16 June UPDATE: 7 Miners Injured In Asturias; 8,000 Miners Continue Protest Over Coal Subsidy Cuts.

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      7 miners were injured in Asturias...as 8,000 miners from over 40 coal mines in northern Spain continue to protest the end of subsidies.
     Madrid is cutting subsidies by 1/3...from E300mn...to E110.
     They have blocked roads...set tires afire...and closed mines with sit-ins...and fired homemade rockets...as Madrid makes changes because of austerity demands from the eurozone and PM Rajoy.
       TO WATCH: 2:35 Raw Video...of miners shooting homemade rockets.